OBITUARY

Margie Ellen Bower

November 14, 1944October 12, 2021
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Margie Ellen Bower, age 76, of Highland Springs, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Margie was born November 14, 1944.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oakey Bower, her mother and father, Joe and Ethel Griffith, her siblings, Bob, Jim, Oakie, Betty and Patty. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Joe Bower, Jeff Bower, Rebecca Salmon and her husband Mike; grandchildren, Josh Bower and his wife Allyson, Joseph Bower, Tiffany Bridgewater and her husband Clifton, Granton Austin and Gamble Austin; great-grandchildren, Autumn Bower, Juliette Bower, Paisley Bower and Turner Bridgewater; and numerous extended family members and friends.

Margie was a member of West End Assembly of God. She liked outdoor activities like fishing and parks, she enjoyed being with her family more than anything and her grandchildren meant the world to her. Margie never missed the opportunity to watch her children and grandchildren's sporting events, nor did she ever miss a school activity.

A visitation for Margie will be held Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23231. A funeral service will occur Monday, October 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM, 4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23231. An interment will occur Monday, October 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Drive, Sandston, Virginia 23150.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.NelsenRichmond.com for the Bower family.

  • FAMILY

  • She was preceded in death by her husband, Oakey Bower. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Joe Bower, Jeff Bower and Rebecca Salmon; grandchildren, Josh Bower, Tiffany Bridgewater, Joseph Bower, Granton Austin and Gamble Austin; great-grandchildren, Autumn Bower, Juliette Bower, Paisley Bower and Turner Bridgewater; and numerous extended family members and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Interment

    Monday, October 18, 2021

Memories

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Bonnie Leininger

October 17, 2021

Rebecca
Our deepest condolences to you and the boys. A mother's loss is one of the most difficult and painful you will experience.
Keep your mom's memories alive as they will become more precious and shared
by you and your family as time goes on.

Bonnie and Don Leininger


Debbie Boykin

October 16, 2021

Rebecca, My sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mother. Hold onto the wonderful memories you shared with her and know she is at peace🙏❤
Debbie Boykin

Judy miller Branch

October 16, 2021

Margie and I went to school and graduated together in WVA. She was a good friend. After she settled in Richmond, she asked me to come and be her roommate. We only lived a short time together until she married Oakey. We remained friends, though we didn’t see each other much. I am so sorry to hear of her death. God bless her soul.

Carol Dickens Maltba

October 15, 2021

Margie and I went to school together. I saw her once since graduation in 1964. She was a kind and caring person in school. Glad to see she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren through life. She was a precious person. May God bring comfort your hearts.

Joan Liddle

October 15, 2021

Rebecca, Jeff and Joe. So very sorry for your loss. I loved your beautiful sweet mom so very much. We did not get to see each other often but we sure made up for it when we got together laughing and talking. She did a great job raising you all and she loved you and the grandkids with all her heart. I will miss her always.